Announcements for Sunday, July 15

Sign Up for City Serve!

We need a large crew to once again spruce up Highland Park Elementary on Saturday, August 18, 9-am–1pm. A variety of tasks ensures that everyone’s physical abilities can be utilized. A sign-up table is available in the Narthex. Contact Dick Ramsey for questions.

Special People Today

Special People and Friends from Lincoln Park will enjoy a meal, performance by violinist Caroline May, and special roses from the Hanson’s garden at 2:00pm in Howell Auditorium.

Wanted: Social Media Savvy

The Evening Service planning team needs a volunteer to set up our social media accounts and get us twittering! If you are interested, please email

Get Your Name Tags

Make it easier for our new Senior Pastor and others to get to know you by wearing your name tag. Checked the name tag rack and don’t have one? Mark the Name Tag box on your attendance card and we’ll make it!

Foster Kids School Supplies List

From July 22 through August 12, we are collecting new school supplies so these kids, who have already experienced painful life situations, can go to school knowing they at least “have the right stuff.” The list of needed items is now available in the Welcome Center. Contact Dee West if you have any questions. Note: Go to our website to see the letter DSHS wrote to us for the other items West Side has already provided!

Time to Say Goodbye

Pastor Shari’s last Sunday with us is July 22 and we will celebrate her with a special reception following the worship service. We hope you will stay to share in word and gesture your appreciation for what she has brought to us these past two years. Bring a card or prepare something to sign on one we will have available and join in a congregational farewell.

Welcome Dr. Keith Tanis

Session has hired Dr. Keith Tanis to serve as our bridge pastor until the new Senior Pastor is hired. A person whose spiritual gifts are leadership, teaching, and preaching in Presbyterian/Reformed tradition, Dr. Tanis has filled many roles: Executive Presbyter of Olympia Presbytery, where he coached pastors and churches to better reach their communities; Interim Pastor at Whitworth Presbyterian; Senior Pastor at several churches; and Director of Field Education at Calvin Theological Seminary. Keith received his M.Div. from Calvin Theological and his D.Min. from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Dr. Tanis may look familiar. He preached at West Side at the beginning of this year and he and his family reside in West Seattle!

Adult Sunday Education Class @ 9am

All are invited. There is a play area in the corner of Howell for children.

Today: Keith and Celia Olson, our missionaries to Japan. A young couple and both graduates of Regent Seminary in Vancouver, Keith and Celia are part of a new generation of OMF missionaries working in a culture highly resistant to the Christian faith.

July 22: West Side Youth / MOVE Conference – The 17 teenagers and 5 adults attending the Christ in Youth conference (MOVE) in Los Angeles will give their report.

July 29: Mike McLaughlin (Christian Medical Dental Association) updates us on his work with medical and dental students on Western campuses.

August 5: To be announced

August 12: Jacinta Tegman, President of World Concern, will describe their ministry of disaster relief and humanitarian Christian work. With a $40 million budget and a staff of 700, almost all local Christians, World Concern operates in 16 countries.

August 19: Dr. Larry and Dianne Burke will tell of their recent trip to Chad and Larry’s new assignment as Africa Director of Faith Comes By Hearing, a Wycliffe-related organization working with oral Bible translations for non-literary peoples.

August 26: Debbie and Tom Wood will update us on their work with iTEE Global using interactive Internet training for overseas pastors and Debbie’s recent teaching trip to Asia.

Children’s Ministry

Church Time for 3 Year Old through 2nd Grade in Room 6
Today – Katie Batts and Maddie Gardner
July 22 – Sonia Ghayem & Polina Ghayem

Youth News (Grades 6-12)

Sun. (15) – MOVE Conference Returns!
Fri. (20) – All Youth Hike, 9am–4pm, meet @ West Side.
Fri. (20) – MOVE Conference Debrief Dinner, 6–9pm @ Pimbletts

Be sure to join us Sunday, July 22 at 9am as we report back to the congregation!

Service Notes

Guest Speakers – Celia and Keith Olson are missionaries with OMF International in Japan, a ministry to which God clearly led them through friendships, skills, exposure and interest in Japanese culture. Both graduates of Regent Seminary in Vancouver, they serve at Wakaba Church in Ishikari, at Hokkaido Bible Institute (Keith), in arts ministry (Celia as an accomplished cellist), and at home, extending hospitality and friendship.

Assisting in Worship – Sue Nealson is a CPA and Chief Financial Officer for an estate planning firm and an elder serving as moderator of the Stewardship and Finance department.

Traveling – Pastor Shari is away today officiating an out of town wedding. Anthony Spain is out of town and will return Sunday, August 19.

Read the Bible in a Year

This week: Isaiah 28–48


Sun. (15)
9:00am Adult Class: Keith and Celia Olson, OMF
10:00am Worship Service
12:30pm Evening Service Planning
2:00pm Special People / Friends from Lincoln Park
4:00pm Pastor Nominating Committee

Mon. (16) Church Building Closed

Tues. (17)
6:30am Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
11:00am Staff Meeting

Wed. (18)
10:00am Congregational Care Team
7:00pm Bible Study and Prayer

Thurs. (19)

Fri. (20)
9:00am All Youth Hike

Sat. (21)
12:00pm West Seattle Hi-Yu Parade!!

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